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Friday, September 25, 2009


Marcus Bryan & Associates is celebrating its 15th year as a literary agency. We are hoping for a banner year and we are always happy to take query letters from writers. We also pride ourselves on helping new writers as well as those of you who have been writing for years. So send us your queries and we will be happy to take a look at them. Check out our submission page.Watch for the new changes that we will be offering.

The first change is author management. This is one of the most exciting changes at Marcus Bryan. Over the years there have been many authors who have given up writing because they were rejected. There have been changes in the writing market but one thing that always remains the same is writers take their projects seriously.

We completely understand and that is why after many years in this business we realize that there is more to do for authors that just sending out their books and screenplays. With all the advantages of networking that the internet can provide we are going to put a series of programs together to enhance writers. These will be offered at affordable prices.

It's time to change and we will help. As President of Marcus Bryan and Associates Inc. I intend on doing what I had always planned to do which was helping new writers get their work noticed and help them create careers for themselves. So keep checking our website for all the changes that will be taking place. Join us because this is going to be a fun ride.


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I had a great time writing these children's books, but up until I had them published by Fideli Publishing I never thought I would see them in print. I had actually stopped sending them out to publishers but when I found out there was a way to publish them I did.

I wanted to write about this today because I hope that if there are authors who have given up on getting their books published,especially children's books, there is a way. I have had them reviewed and was so happy that the reviewers liked them.I am now going to continue on writing children's books because I can. I don't have to keep my manuscripts in a drawer after I write them and neither do you.

If you need help please feel free to contact We can help you with your dream. My dream is now a reality.

Working Girl Reviews
Book Reviews For The Busy Woman
Review: Children’s Books By Marsha Casper Cook
July 25, 2009 by workinggirlreviews
I recently received three children’s books in the mail and although we’d never done this genre at WGR, I agreed to do these because I’m a mother and my kids have always been crazy for books. All three of these charming books were very well received by the children I tested them on. They all have subtle, but important social lessons presented in fun ways. Both the stories and reviews are short, so all three are posted here together.

The Busy Bus
By Marsha Casper Cook
Cronos Press, October 2008
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A wonderful little collection of rhyming poems with titles such as, Terrible Twos, Uncle Edward’s Pig, Tough Jake, Fair Weather Heather, and many more. The kids loved this book with its bright, cheerful pictures, perfect for younger children. They got the giggles when I read Whose Smelly Socks Are Those and I have to admit it, so did I. There are poems in this collection that are just for fun, but others teach social lessons in a subtle way, while keeping the children engaged and having a good time. Try this one on your kids, I think they’ll enjoy it and you’ll be introducing them to the world of poetry if you haven’t already.

The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion
By Marsha Casper Cook
Fideli Publishing Inc.; 1 edition (March 9, 2009)
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Isabella Pimpinella and her dog Milly Van Dilly are getting together with the other junior witches to make the legendary Magical Leaping Lizard Potion. If they do it correctly, they’ll be able to fly and become full-fledged witches. Something that all junior witches dream of.
I enjoyed the story and graphics in this little book very much. Then I passed it to an eight-year-old girl to read for feedback. Her mother said she’d read it over and over. When I asked the little girl if she’d enjoyed it, she said she loved it and wanted to know where she could get the next one. Obviously this would be a great series for younger girls.

Snack Attack
By Marsha Casper Cook
Fideli Publishing Inc.; 1st edition (January 1, 2009
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Addison Apple is a little boy who doesn’t like the oatmeal his mother makes him eat for breakfast. Liking cookies and candy much better, he secretly feeds the oatmeal to his dog, Sammy, and then sneaks into the cookie jar to fill his tummy.
The mother in this delightful story comes up with a unique way to deal with her son’s aversion to nutritious food. It’s not a remedy I’d recommend, but makes for a charming story. I read this book to a five-year-old and a three-year-old. With shouts of ‘again, again’!! I’d say it was a hit with both of them. It also teaches an important lesson in a fun way.